Industry News Desk
Cloud Computing with ProServe and Parallels Virtuozzo
Parallels Announced that ProServe has Selected Parallels Virtuozzo Containers 4.0 to Deliver a Scalable Online Backup Solution
Jul. 25, 2008 10:15 AM
Parallels announced that ProServe has selected Parallels
Virtuozzo Containers 4.0 to deliver a cost-efficient and scalable Online Backup
solution via a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model.
Parallels Virtuozzo Containers provides the virtualization
technology for ProServe’s Virtual Online Backup Server (VOBS) offering. By
using Parallels Virtuozzo Containers, ProServe is able to deliver an on-line
backup solution with the necessary performance, cost-efficiency, scalability
and isolation required for their VOBS offered in a SaaS delivery model.
SaaS provides end users with the ability to use software
applications without the upfront investment in hardware and licensing and
without the ongoing maintenance issues associated with maintaining a 24x7 service.
Parallels virtualization and automation solutions enable service providers and
ISVs to deliver web applications, multi-tenant applications, and traditional
single instance applications without significant integration or development.
"Parallels Virtuozzo Containers 4.0 combined with our
automation software provides the ideal platform for companies like ProServe
that are looking to capitalize on the SaaS opportunity," said Soeren von
Varchmin, vice president SaaS and service providers international, Parallels.
"ProServe’s VOBS solution is another example of how our SaaS enablement
technologies are driving real business results for service providers and their
ProServe’s VOBS offering is flexible, with many software
capabilities and services. It features backup storage from 1GB up to 250GB,
flexible backup schedules from days, weeks, months and years and can be
supported with modules for Microsoft Exchange/SQL, Lotus Domino, Oracle, MySQL
and others. The SaaS feature enables a new virtual container to be created by
an end user in a matter of one command line and less than five minutes time.
“Parallels Virtuozzo Containers clearly delivered the
performance and isolation we needed,” said Gerben van der Veen, ProServe
Director, “The product has doubled our confidence of no interaction between
users’ backup tasks, and gives us twice the performance of any other approach.“
Parallels Virtuozzo Containers is an operating system (OS)
virtualization solution. On a single physical server and single OS
installation, it enables users to run simultaneous workloads in multiple,
isolated execution environments called “containers”. Compared to other
virtualization technologies, Parallels Virtuozzo Containers offers the highest
levels of density, performance and manageability.